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Edit counter problem[edit]

It's not drawing its pie charts for me. Regards, Wbm1058 (talk) 00:13, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

No pie charts for me, and no bar charts, either. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 03:38, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
It appears a new namespace was added. 2600 (Topic), which is a new flow namespace is not defined on the tool. That's the cause. The solution is to define it. Unfortunately that won't happen until Sunday evening (UTC) at the earliest. Sorry guys, I have limited internet resources right now, so I can't really do much at the moment.—cyberpower ChatOnline 07:15, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
(tps)Thanks for the prompt answer. No rush.--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:12, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Aaaaah. (Ugh, Flow. Disgusting name for a disgusting thing.) Yngvadottir (talk) 20:49, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
And Fixedcyberpower ChatOnline 10:11, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Removal of non-free file from book talk by Cyberbot I[edit]

User:cyberbot I removed File:BornToDieAlbumCover.png from the list of non-free files on Book talk:Born to Die – The Paradise Edition and Book talk:Lana Del Rey even though the file is still in the article Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album), which is part of both books, and the file is still non-free. What happened there? Littlecarmen (talk) 09:52, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

I honestly don't know what happened there. Noombot's scripts are something I'm going to rewrite at some point so I can maintain them better.—cyberpower ChatOnline 10:37, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Tools[edit]

Hi Cyber. Forgive me if I'm expressing my concerns here but I really can.t be bothered with signing on for yet more accounts such as at GitHub (whatever that is, and I don't really want to know - I've even given up with Bugzilla)).

The Tools were userped from the ToolServer and migrated to Labs for whatever reason the Foundation thought fit. I 'm not really concerned with that either, but I was kinda expecting all those extremely useful tools to be migrated (and in a way that would be easy to follow and find), rather than this be used as an excercise for the Labs devs to redesign them.

One of the most often used tools is the edit counter and I'm now very disappointed in its revamp. I believe in if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and what we now have is a collection of separate pages, the loss of the pie chart, and the loss of the extremely clear overview that was provided by the vertical editcount summary with its mouseovers. The edit counter is not simply a vanity tool; it's used as an importance source for admins and other maintenance workers who really need to have this oververview displayes as clearly as possible and in just one click. I'm not sure how these redesigns take place but I assume there hasn't been significant community input whtere or not these so called 'improvements' really enhance our workflow. I'll bring this up at Wikimania next week but Anything you can do to respond to this request would be most appreciated not only by me but by many who have not taken the time to express their opinion. Cheers, --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:49, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

GitHub is a public source code repo and also a great place to report and manage bug reports. It's a better layout than Bugzilla for sure. The pie chart isn't gone. See three sections up for that issue as well as the monthly charts. Regarding the community input, you are number 2 to file a complaint regarding the new design. I have received many positive reviews both email and on wiki, so I would say consensus likes it. Also the edit counter was very much broken utilizing PHP code that would soon not only be deprecated, but no longer function. There's more details described in the FAQ. Cheers.—cyberpower ChatOffline 04:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I really appreciate your reply Cyber, if the code was broken, then of course repair it - I understand that of course but what has been happening to these tools is not so much a 'consensus', but new iterations of them being thrust upon the community at the whim of just a select view of devs who 'think' they know what the community wants - we get this often enough from the Foundation who are extremely hard to convince even after massive consensus that what they have forced upon us is not wanted. (We do get some good things, such as for example the Neww pages Feed / Curation toolbar for NPP_, but I was largely instrumental in making sufficient noise to get something like it developed, and many of my ideas for it were adopted, but most of this took place through personal meetings with the devs, senior WMF staff, and thos who use it). Bottom line is, where 'repositories' such as GitHub and places ,like Bugzilla are too far away from our home ground here at en.Wiki for most people to know where to comment even if they wanted to go through the rigmarole of registration, passwords, usernames, and another bookmark to add to their browsers. Hence I do not consider that the positive comments you may have received about the new edit counter are representative of the community. I will get my best feedback at Wikimania next week where I will probably start an impromptu track about Labs. PLease understand however that I am in no way criticising all the hard work you have been putting into this Labs vs ToolServer debacle and I do hope that if you are going to London we'll be able to sit down over a beer and discuss it. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
The code wasn't even worth fixing. It would've cost me more effort to fix it, than to just write a new one, with the modern PHP being used from the start. I maintained X!'s edit counter, as well as other tools from X! as long as I could. But the code was causing too many issues and xtools kept hanging up. A rewrite needed to be done, and during the rewrite we applied newer HTML. So we also redesigned it. Unfortunately, London isn't on my schedule, so you'll have to toss me a beer. Also with GitHub, I can keep better track of my todo list than I can with posts to my talk page, but users are still certainly welcome to post here. :-)—cyberpower ChatOnline 13:45, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, php isn't part of the code that is responsible for a user friendly graphic display, and I haven't noticed any useful new features in what has been rewritten. FWIW, the tool is down now anyway and the instructions are to leave any feedback here. What puzzles me is why software devs always release unfinished products instead of leaving old familiar programmes up and running until they've finished whatever wheel they are in the process of reinventing. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:05, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I consider this more user friendly than the other version. And the edit counter isn't unfinished, it's just constantly getting new features.
Thanks for everything - I'm sorry if it sounded as if I was bitching, you were probably working on it while I was desperately needing to use it for some RfA stuff. We'll have that beer one of the days :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 18:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. And yes, I was working on it.  :-)—cyberpower ChatOnline 18:45, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

The who what now?[edit]

Thanks for making the edit counter work again, so I can slake my curiosity before the end of the month about how out of whack my edit percentages are getting and how much of a bump I got from my annual vacation :-) However - "The project parameter is going to be changed. The .org will be dropped. This means that for faster operation, you should append the .org to the project parameter. What do you have to do? Nothing really. The .org will also be maintained for backwards compatibility, but the tool runs slightly faster if the .org was added directly to the parameter." Umm ... wot? where? do what that I don't really have to do? Eh? I'm sorry, you lost me at "project parameter." Are they monkeying with the URLs again? Yngvadottir (talk) 17:55, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

You know the part in the URL where it says project=en.wikipedia? Change it to project=en.wikipedia.org. That's basically what it's saying but you don't have to.—cyberpower ChatOnline 18:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps the confusion is because many of us arrive at the edit counter from the links at the bottom of a user contributions page such as on Special:Contributions/NebY. Twinkle provides more such opportunities. I bet most users never use the URL so they can't figure out what the Important Alert is about, what they're being told to do or why it's important if they don't have to do anything or.... Maybe it could be changed to something like "Alert. If you use a URL to access this tool, it will soon run a little faster if you add .org to the project parameter (for example, project=en.wikipedia.org). But if you access it from an "Edit Count" link, you don't have to do anything." (Probably shouldn't add "because there's nothing you can do, bwahaha" even if it would be more accurate.) NebY (talk) 22:57, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I'll just remove the alert. It supports both en.wikipedia and en.wikipedia.org. en.wikipedia is only .25 seconds longer.—cyberpower ChatLimited Access 06:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that is a rather more elegant solution. NebY (talk) 08:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

phpwikibot[edit]

Hello sir,

After I have installed xampp which contains all of apache, mysql and php, Id like run a php bot, can you please show how to edit Config.php & Phpwikibot.php to run the bot. Must they be put in php folder ? Whats is the command ? Is it Config.php, I already had python bot, the python is too easy to run, but php a little complicated, the auther is not exist anymore, now I just need to succeed in login. Thanks--BeGC (talk) 11:39, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you're asking me how to operate Phpwikibot.php, since I don't maintain it, but it seems to me that you seem to be too inexperienced on Wikipedia and with PHP to perform a takeover. Also Kaspo hasn't edited for only a month. I hardly call that inactive. You need to talk to him first before even performing any takeover.—cyberpower ChatOnline 16:59, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report[edit]

Hello Cyberpower, Is it possible to Wikilink "Rfa" in RfX report page. When more then one RfA's are being run, then it will enable users to directly go to main WP:RfA page and see all nominations in one page. --Vigyanitalkਯੋਗਦਾਨ 13:29, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Sure.—cyberpower ChatOnline 17:00, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Armbrust 3[edit]

I hope you don't mind I edited your comment as the {{hat}} collapsed the rest of the page included the entire neutral section and following opposes. I assume this was supposed to be a link to the talk page section or the like, so you might want to fix. PaleAqua (talk) 19:02, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes. I'm a little tipsy so...—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:25, 30 July 2014 (UTC)